Notice of Inventory Completion: Arizona Museum of Natural History, Mesa, AZ, 70522-70523 [2021-26780]

Download as PDF 70522 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 235 / Friday, December 10, 2021 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert E. King, Bureau of Land Management, 222 W. 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513, telephone (907) 271–5510, email r2king@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects under the control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, Anchorage, AK. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from the Rolling Bay site (KOD–101) on Sitkalidak Island, located near Kodiak Island, AK. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the BLM with the help of the University of Alaska Museum of the North professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Alutiiq Tribe of Old Harbor [previously listed as Native Village of Old Harbor and Village of Old Harbor]. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 History and Description of the Remains Sometime between the late 1940s and the late 1970s, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from the Rolling Bay site on Sitkalidak Island, which is located near Kodiak Island, AK, by William Laughlin. During these years, Laughlin was associated with several universities. The remains of these individuals were found at the Museum of Anthropological Archaeology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, where, at an unknown date, they had been sent as part of a study on Eastern Aleutian archeology undertaken in collaboration with faculty member Ted P. Bank, II. In 2014, these human remains were transferred to the Bureau of Land Management in Anchorage, AK, and in late 2018, the BLM transferred them to the University Museum of the North, Fairbanks, AK, where they are currently housed. The human remains, comprised of eight teeth, belong to three adults of unknown sex. No known individuals VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Dec 09, 2021 Jkt 256001 were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At minimum, the burials containing the three individuals were over 200 years old (their actual age unknown). The human remains are determined to be Native American based on their provenience (Sitkalidak Island, AK), physical condition, and morphology. Archeological and oral traditional information suggest many thousands of years of shared ancestry between current and past populations of the area and Alutiiq peoples’ use of Sitkalidak Island, near Kodiak Island. Therefore, the human remains are determined to be directly related to Kodiak Island Alutiiq people represented by the Alutiiq Tribe of Old Harbor. Determinations Made by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office Federal Agency Officials of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of three individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and the Alutiiq Tribe of Old Harbor [previously listed as Native Village of Old Harbor and Village of Old Harbor]. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Robert E. King, Bureau of Land Management, 222 W. 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513, telephone (907) 271–5510, email r2king@blm.gov, by January 10, 2022. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Alutiiq Tribe of Old Harbor [previously listed as Native Village of Old Harbor and Village of Old Harbor] may proceed. The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office is responsible for notifying the Alutiiq Tribe of Old Harbor [previously listed as Native Village of Old Harbor and Village of Old Harbor] that this notice has been published. PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: December 3, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–26768 Filed 12–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0033080; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Arizona Museum of Natural History, Mesa, AZ National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Arizona Museum of Natural History has completed an inventory of human remains and an associated funerary object, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary object and present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary object should submit a written request to the Arizona Museum of Natural History. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary object to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary object should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Arizona Museum of Natural History at the address in this notice by January 10, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melanie Deer, Arizona Museum of Natural History, 53 N MacDonald, Mesa, AZ 85201, telephone (480) 644–4381, email melanie.deer@mesaaz.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary object under the control of the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 235 / Friday, December 10, 2021 / Notices Arizona Museum of Natural History, Mesa, AZ. The human remains and associated funerary object are most likely from Maricopa County, AZ. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains and associated funerary object. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Arizona Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 History and Description of the Remains On December 26, 1985, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from an unknown location most likely in the area of Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ. The human remains and a redware vessel were donated to the Arizona Museum of Natural History by Ray Thomas. The human remains belong to an individual of unidentified age and sex. No known individual was identified. The one associated funerary object is a redware vessel. The style of the redware vessel indicates that it belongs to the Hohokam Material Culture. According to archeological understanding, the region from which these human remains were most likely collected was occupied by the Hohokam Material Culture in prehistoric times. In addition, according to archeological and ethnographic understandings, the Hohokam Material Culture group is ancestral to the Four Southern Tribes of Arizona (i.e., the Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Salt River-Pima Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; and the Ak-Chin Indian Community [previously listed as Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona], as well as the Hopi Tribe of Arizona. The Four Southern Tribes of Arizona divide their ancestral lands so that each tribe oversees those portions of land situated closest to their reservations. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Dec 09, 2021 Jkt 256001 Determinations Made by the Arizona Museum of Natural History Officials of the Arizona Museum of Natural History have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the one object described in this notice is reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and the Ak-Chin Indian Community [previously listed as Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona]; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River-Pima Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; and the Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary object should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Melanie Deer, Arizona Museum of Natural History, 53 N Macdonald, Mesa, AZ 85201, telephone (480) 644–4381, email melanie.deer@ mesaaz.gov, by January 10, 2022. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed. The Arizona Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: December 1, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–26780 Filed 12–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70523 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0033081; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (Museum) at the University of Oklahoma has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Museum. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Museum at the address in this notice by January 10, 2022. ADDRESSES: Dr. Marc Levine, Associate Curator of Archaeology, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, University of Oklahoma, 2401 Chautauqua Avenue, Norman, OK 73072–7029, telephone (405) 325–1994, email mlevine@ou.edu. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects under the control of the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Wilcox County, AL, and Pittsburg County, OK. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1

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National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0033080; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Arizona Museum of Natural 
History, Mesa, AZ

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Arizona Museum of Natural History has completed an 
inventory of human remains and an associated funerary object, in 
consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian 
organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation 
between the human remains and associated funerary object and present-
day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants 
or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization 
not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control 
of these human remains and associated funerary object should submit a 
written request to the Arizona Museum of Natural History. If no 
additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human 
remains and associated funerary object to the lineal descendants, 
Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice 
may proceed.

DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or 
Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains and associated 
funerary object should submit a written request with information in 
support of the request to the Arizona Museum of Natural History at the 
address in this notice by January 10, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melanie Deer, Arizona Museum of 
Natural History, 53 N MacDonald, Mesa, AZ 85201, telephone (480) 644-
4381, email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the 
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 
U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains and 
associated funerary object under the control of the

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Arizona Museum of Natural History, Mesa, AZ. The human remains and 
associated funerary object are most likely from Maricopa County, AZ.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The 
determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the 
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native 
American human remains and associated funerary object. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Arizona 
Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River 
Indian Reservation, Arizona and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian 
Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona.

History and Description of the Remains

    On December 26, 1985, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from an unknown location most likely in the 
area of Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ. The human remains and a redware 
vessel were donated to the Arizona Museum of Natural History by Ray 
Thomas. The human remains belong to an individual of unidentified age 
and sex. No known individual was identified. The one associated 
funerary object is a redware vessel.
    The style of the redware vessel indicates that it belongs to the 
Hohokam Material Culture. According to archeological understanding, the 
region from which these human remains were most likely collected was 
occupied by the Hohokam Material Culture in prehistoric times. In 
addition, according to archeological and ethnographic understandings, 
the Hohokam Material Culture group is ancestral to the Four Southern 
Tribes of Arizona (i.e., the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona; Gila 
River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; 
Salt River-Pima Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River 
Reservation, Arizona; and the Ak-Chin Indian Community [previously 
listed as Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian 
Reservation, Arizona], as well as the Hopi Tribe of Arizona. The Four 
Southern Tribes of Arizona divide their ancestral lands so that each 
tribe oversees those portions of land situated closest to their 
reservations.

Determinations Made by the Arizona Museum of Natural History

    Officials of the Arizona Museum of Natural History have determined 
that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the one object described 
in this notice is reasonably believed to have been placed with or near 
individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the 
death rite or ceremony.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native 
American human remains and the Ak-Chin Indian Community [previously 
listed as Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian 
Reservation, Arizona]; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River 
Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River-Pima 
Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; and 
the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona (hereafter referred to as ``The 
Tribes'').

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains and associated 
funerary object should submit a written request with information in 
support of the request to Melanie Deer, Arizona Museum of Natural 
History, 53 N Macdonald, Mesa, AZ 85201, telephone (480) 644-4381, 
email [email protected], by January 10, 2022. After that date, if 
no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains to The Tribes may proceed.
    The Arizona Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying 
The Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: December 1, 2021.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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